Business

Main Street Marijuana expands to three shops

May 27, 2016

One of the founders of Vancouver’s first retail recreational marijuana store can talk about his enterprise for more than 20 minutes without mentioning any of…

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Business News

State report puts price on worst-case oil terminal spills

May 27, 2016, 12:34 PM

An oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could rack up more than $170 million in environmental damages that could take decades to repair, according to a report released Friday from the state Attorney General’s Office.

Researchers: Asian bank hacks may be linked to North Korea

May 27, 2016, 12:18 PM

NEW YORK — Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.

Coal terminal hearing in Spokane draws hundreds

May 27, 2016, 12:04 PM

SPOKANE — Hundreds of people packed into a convention center in Spokane to give their opinion on a proposed coal export terminal that would bring more than a dozen additional trains through the city every day.

U.S. consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year

May 27, 2016, 9:57 AM

WASHINGTON — Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.

Singletary: A 529 eases stress of sending kid to college

May 27, 2016, 6:00 AM

My son is about to head to college. But I have a lot of concerns with Kevin. He falls on the autism spectrum, so my husband and I have been meeting with college administrators to map out his plan for success. He’s going to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. So far, the school has exceeded our expectations in responding to his needs. The president of UMBC, Freeman Hrabowski, even asked to meet with us.

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Briefs

Costco tops estimates for profit, sales growth lags

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM

SEATTLE — Costco's profits in its third quarter exceeded Wall Street expectations, though total sales fell short.

PetSmart severs ties with Pa. small-animal supplier

May 26, 2016, 3:50 PM

BARTO, Pa. — Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Instafab standoff takes turn for worse

May 8, 2016, 6:06 AM

It’s not been easy watching the bitter standoff between Instafab, a long-established Vancouver steel fabricator and installer, and its embittered former employees. More than one year out from a walkout by the first five workers to declare a strike against the nonunion company, the feud is only turning uglier and more personal.

Strictly Business: Is 5 better than 3 for the port?

April 17, 2016, 6:00 AM

One of two things should have happened when Port of Vancouver Commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe both showed up to a labor roundtable earlier this month: One should have left, or one shouldn't have spoken.

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Columnists

Marcus: Clinton clearly has her faults, but Trump’s trump them

May 27, 2016, 6:00 AM

Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton.

Parker: Trump aims to revive a debunked Clinton ‘scandal’

May 26, 2016, 6:00 AM

If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the conspiracy-minded.

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Real Estate

208 apartment units planned for Tech Center

May 25, 2016, 6:00 AM

A developer this week submitted plans for 208 "loft-style" apartment units east of Southeast 177th Avenue along Mill Plain Boulevard.

More east Vancouver development planned

May 24, 2016, 6:05 AM

The city’s going to need an air traffic controller to manage all the development about to land at the old Evergreen Airport.

Sky Zone park growing in old Albertsons

May 20, 2016, 6:07 AM

Construction is well underway at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard, across from the recently closed — yet still beloved — Golden Skate. By mid-summer, people will be taking leaps and bounds at the region's first Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Housing, population out of sync in Clark County

May 19, 2016, 6:05 AM

Clark County’s housing crisis hinges on the lack of available and affordable housing. It begs the question: Just how many residences are there right now in Clark County?

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